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Aurora’s Veterans Day Parade

Aurora’s annual Memorial Day parade steps off at the corner of Benton and Broadway at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and ends at the GAR Memorial Hall, 5 E. Downer Place, for the “Honoring All Who Served” ceremony. Keynote Speaker is Lt. Lauren Carthan, senior naval science instructor, East Aurora High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

The ceremony concludes with a military rifle salute by veteran organizations at 11 a.m., the exact time the armistice was signed that ended WWI. The parade lineup includes active and retired military personnel, local and regional veterans’ organizations, public safety personnel, a community chorus, marching bands, ROTC units and special guests. Following the parade and ceremony, the award-winning historic GAR Hall will be open for tours.


Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

6 things to know about “falling back”

On Sunday, at 2 am, clocks will turn back one hour, heralding the end of daylight saving time for much of the country. The change will shift daylight back into the morning hours. For 9-to-5 office workers, it means saying goodbye to leaving work while it’s still light out. And for weekend workers, it will mean an additional glorious hour of sleep this Sunday.

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Halloween Hours and Safety Tips

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Have a SCARY but SAFE Halloween! We ask you and your little goblins to adhere to Aurora’s official trick-or-treat hours, which are 4 to 7:30 p.m. today. If you’re accompanying your little ones, try and go out earlier when it still is light outside.

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Scam Alert

We’re investigating two recent scams that both revolve around the paying of bills using department store gift cards or pre-paid money cards. The latest fraud started with a phone call around 12:35 p.m., Oct. 16, and cost a 74 year-old West Side couple around $6000 after they paid a man who identified himself as a court appointed attorney for their grandson who was away at college; and had supposedly just been arrested after riding in a car that was pulled over and marijuana was found. Continue reading

10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

AURORA, IL — Is Wednesday too early to start thinking about the weekend? We sure don’t think so. Here’s a list of ten unconventional Halloween-themed things to do in your area. Prices range from free to $30 for a specialized zombie haunted house. Happy haunting!

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Free Electronics Recycling


The City of Aurora, in partnership with Will County, is hosting a free Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All items are free to recycle, including televisions, but registration is required.

Due to the high demand for service:

  • The event is open to Aurora residents only. ID is required.
  • Each car is limited to five (5) items in total, including two (2) total screens – either television OR computer screen.
  • Only approved household items and electronics will be accepted.


Date: 10/28/2017 (Sat.) Location: Parking Lot W – 309 N. River Street

Click Here for available time slots.


Salvation Army Register to Ring

Its that time of year again. The Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the holiday season. The dates are from November 10 thru December 23. If interested, you can sign up at

Please Help our K-9 Unit!

Won’t you please help our K-9 Unit win an annual Aftermath Services LLC K9 Grant?

This year, the Aftermath K9 Grant will award a total of $15,000 in grants to five departments and their existing or prospective K9 programs for maintenance, safety equipment, or officer training. Officers and community members nominate and vote for local departments; the top five departments with the most votes will be awarded grants ranging between $1000 and $5000. It’s as easy as clicking on and picking the Aurora, IL Police Department! Our puppies thank you!

Oktoberfest Sunday 10/15

Mark your calendar for Sunday October 15th to attend the Orchard Valley Homeowners Association OKTOBERFEST! Held at the Orchard Valley Restaurant from 4pm-7pm this is an Adults Only function. RSVP to Alpha Management at 630.892.8823 no later than October 9th. Click here for Brochure.

Aurora Citizen Police Academy BBQ Fund Raiser Sept 19th

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 19th, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at 1200 East Indian Trail, Aurora. Help our Citizen Police Academy Alumni raise money for un-budgeted items that benefit the department and our K-9 Unit while enjoying mouthwatering food from Reuland Food Service! The drive-thru fundraiser features two pork chops, two-piece chicken dinners, a combo platter consisting of one chop and one piece of chicken or a prime rib sandwich with ALL the trimmings. Tickets are $15 and can be bought in advance by calling Dave Bohman at 630-639-7515 or you can pay at the “door”. For more information visit the  Aurora Citizen Police Academy.

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